Margot Conrad

  • The Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to come up with new performance management plans by June 30. Human capital experts say the OMB guidance prompts agencies to consider several important questions but focuses too heavily on addressing poor performers, and not enough on recruiting and retaining top employees.

    April 14, 2017
  • The Office of Management and Budget's plan to reorganize the government and restructure the federal workforce isn't a direct threat to agency employees, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said. The Trump administration sees it as a way to finally recognize what Mulvaney describes as a deep-seated frustration in the federal workforce: top performers are rarely rewarded for their work, while poor-performers escape with few consequences.

    April 12, 2017
  • Public Service Recognition Week is just around the corner. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what feds can expect this year.

    April 12, 2017
  • The President's management agenda lays out points of emphasis the President wants agency managers to show progress in. That's sort of a first for Presidential skinny budgets. The idea is receiving praise from good government associations like the Partnership for Public Service. Federal News Radio's Eric White spoke with Margot Conrad, director of Education and Outreach for the Partnership, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    March 29, 2017
  • For the Veterans Affairs Department, low morale and difficulty attracting talent are two of the challenges keeping it on the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, offers her take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    March 15, 2017
  • The hiring freeze gives federal agencies room to be more strategic about their workforce and hiring practices. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss maintaining and building relationships with colleges and universities for future hiring purposes.

    February 15, 2017
  • Ultimately, a good workplace is about relationships among people. With the stress of transition about to hit, along with a possible hiring freeze, now is a good time for career leadership to re-engage with the workforce. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some tips for effective ways to do that.

    January 18, 2017
  • Presidential transitions can be perilous, but they can also be opportunities to better engage the workforce and get things done. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, which last week came out with its annual rankings of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, offers her take on the transition on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    December 21, 2016
  • Margo Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, explains how new hiring authorities can help get national security people into government,

    December 07, 2016
  • Seven thousand Senior Executive Service members will act as the interface between the incoming Trump appointees and everyone else in the government. But, Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the SES itself needs a little love and attention.

    November 23, 2016
  • Now that it's over, President-elect Donald Trump has to really think about how to get things done. One way is to use highly successful mechanisms left behind by the Obama administration. They're like a set of wrenches and screwdrivers waiting to be used. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

    November 09, 2016
  • The Obama administration released new guidance designed to officially codify the feedback its heard from agencies during the Hiring Excellence campaign and put them on path to use those lessons to improve federal hiring.

    November 01, 2016
  • The Partnership for Public Service has published new guidance for updating HR and improving workforce management. Margot Conrad, director of education and outreach at the Partnership, discussed the recommendations on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

    October 26, 2016
  • Federal hiring doesn't have to be onerous and slow. In fact, federal managers have more than 100 hiring authorities to help them get the right talent fast. If staying competitive in hiring and making a more diverse workforce are among your goals, you need to get more familiar with hiring authorities.

    October 14, 2016